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New pedestrian crossings set for Town Bridge, Stamford

17 January 2017

A puffin crossing across Station Road and dropped kerb crossings across St Marys Hill and Town Bridge will be installed in Stamford, with works due to start on Monday 23 January.

Lincoln Castle Wedding Ring

Ultimate Valentine's Day treat on offer at Lincoln Castle for exclusive couple

17 January 2017

One couple could enjoy the fairytale Valentine’s Day treat to remember as the full red carpet treatment will be made available as the ultimate gift.

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More Avian Flu advice issued to Lincolnshire poultry owners by DEFRA

17 January 2017

DEFRA is offering more advice to poultry keepers after a case of Avain Flu is confirmed in East Lindsey

OPEM 4 artwork

Exhibition showcases the best of new art in the East Midlands

16 January 2017

OPEM 4 opens at The Collection, Lincoln, on 28 January and will showcase the work of eight competition winning artists.

Barrier flooding

Update on severe weather on Lincolnshire's East Coast

13 January 2017 | Updated: 17 January 2017

The risk of the sea over-topping the defences on the East Coast has now passed.

log burning fire place

Warning to sweep chimneys after three overnight fires

13 January 2017 | Updated: 13 January 2017

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to #sweepdontweep this winter.

St Botolphs Bridge

Blueprint revealed to help develop Boston and cut congestion

13 January 2017 | Updated: 13 January 2017

Major new roads, better public transport and improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians are all included in a new vision for Boston’s transport infrastructure.

Road surfacing

Extra £5.4m for road improvements in Lincolnshire - with more expected

13 January 2017 | Updated: 13 January 2017

The county council now has £35.4m to spend on local road improvements in 2017/18 - and there could be more on the way.

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New crossing facilities to be installed in Skegness

12 January 2017

New traffic signals are to be installed on Lumley Road outside of Boots in Skegness, with works due to start on Monday 16 January.

Barrier flooding

Residents advised to take precautions Video

12 January 2017 | Updated: 12 January 2017

Emergency Services are advising residents along the east coast of Lincolnshire to take precautions due to the potential risk of flooding.

Sutterton Roundabout

Improvements to Sutterton Roundabout promise to cut congestion

12 January 2017 | Updated: 16 January 2017

Work will begin on Monday 16 January to improve the flow of traffic at the ‘pinch point’ on the A16 and A17.

Road Closed

Road closures to start for access road construction on Skellingthorpe Road

12 January 2017 | Updated: 16 January 2017

A section of Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, will be closed on January 14-15, 21-22 and 27-28 to allow for an access road to be constructed for a new housing estate by Westleigh Partnerships.

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Staying safe and warm this winter

12 January 2017 | Updated: 13 January 2017

Keeping portable heaters one metre away is the key message from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue with plunging temperatures and ‘thundersnow’ set to hit the UK this week.

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Want lower energy bills in 2017? Then choose Lincolnshire Energy Switch

11 January 2017

Do you want lower energy bills this year? Then register with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme and see if you can save hundreds of pounds.

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Where to go if you're ill this winter, but it is not a medical emergency

10 January 2017 | Updated: 16 January 2017

Choose the most appropriate care for your ailments this winter and keep A&E for medical emergencies.

Lincoln in the snow

Snow is coming to Lincolnshire! Keep safe in severe weather with these tips

10 January 2017 | Updated: 17 January 2017

Snow is coming to parts of Lincolnshire! Here’s how to stay safe in severe weather.

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Glenfield concerns still on the agenda

9 January 2017 | Updated: 12 January 2017

The chairman of Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has today written to NHS England, to raise concerns about the consultation, over the potential changes.

Close up view of a model Airfix spitfire

Spitfire on show as Airfix exhibition comes to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life

9 January 2017

More than 100 models of the iconic Spitfire will be on display at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life as part of the Airfix exhibition.

Water Leak

Burst water main – A153 East Road, Sleaford

5 January 2017 | Updated: 16 January 2017

Anglian Water is currently dealing with a burst water main affecting the southbound lane of the A153 East Road, Sleaford, near the rugby club and A17 slip road.

Laying of bituminous material

Overnight resurfacing works to be completed on A46/A15

5 January 2017 | Updated: 16 January 2017

The final section will be resurfaced overnight from 8pm to 5am, between 11th January and 17th January, weather permitting.

citizen's advice

Council funding for Citizens Advice to continue in Lincolnshire

4 January 2017 | Updated: 11 January 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive have today agreed to continue providing funding to Citizens Advice in Lincolnshire of more than £600,000 for the next financial year.

Street Light

Street lighting project enters its final phases

4 January 2017 | Updated: 5 January 2017

Work to introduce a more cost-effective approach to street lighting in the county will continue in and around Boston, Skegness and Mablethorpe over the next few months.

Household Waste Recycling Centre

Praise for tip workers helping a dog in distress

30 December 2016 | Updated: 9 January 2017

Tip workers in Louth help a Labrador and companion in their hour of need.

wrapping paper

Can Christmas Cards and Christmas wrapping paper go in the recycling?

30 December 2016 | Updated: 6 January 2017

With collections restarting this week following the Christmas break, many recycling bins will now be overflowing with packaging from presents.

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Magdalen Library in Wainfleet opens marking 35th community hub

30 December 2016

Volunteers are preparing to open the doors to their new community hub, the Magdalen Library in Wainfleet on 3 January.

Image of a runner

Make 2017 your healthiest year yet by making simple changes

28 December 2016 | Updated: 12 January 2017

The New Year is traditionally a time when people think of making changes to their lifestyle and health.

Image of a Christmas tree

What to do with your real Christmas trees after the festive season

28 December 2016 | Updated: 6 January 2017

Here’s a quick guide on what to do with your real Christmas tree once the festive season is over.

Successful adult learner Alex Harisson

Start a new chapter in your life with adult learning Video

22 December 2016

Selected Lincolnshire libraries are currently hosting special displays, showcasing the wide-range of adult learning opportunities across Lincolnshire.

Primary school children in Lincolnshire

Raising standards in South Holland schools

21 December 2016

The Regional Director for Ofsted in the East Midlands has congratulated Lincolnshire Children’s Services for significantly improving the quality of leadership, management and teaching in South Holland.

illegal cigarettes

Illegal cigarettes linked to tragic house fire

21 December 2016

On 1 May 2016, a fire broke out at Leathergate House on Tower Lane in Spalding, sadly resulting in the death of three men.

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Treating your nearest and dearest to a new phone this Christmas?

21 December 2016

Lincolnshire Trading Standards received 245 complaints this year from residents unhappy with their mobile phone.

Roadworks

Road closures start for Anglian Water emergency repairs on Winsover Road/Bourne Road, Spalding

21 December 2016 | Updated: 16 January 2017

Anglian Water has started emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer on Winsover Road today Wednesday 21 December.

Recycling illegal cigarettes

Hundreds of thousands of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes turned into electricity

20 December 2016 | Updated: 22 December 2016

Almost 150,000 cigarettes and tonnes of illegal alcohol seized during raids in Lincolnshire will be recycled.

Road Closed

Emergency road closure – B1225 High Street, Caistor

19 December 2016 | Updated: 16 January 2017

A section of the B1225 High Street, Caistor, has been closed between the junction with Rothwell Road and the junction with the B120 following a fuel spillage.

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Avian Flu confirmed at poultry farm north of Louth in Lincolnshire

16 December 2016 | Updated: 11 January 2017

The Chief Veterinary Officer has informed Lincolnshire County Council that there has been an Avian Flu outbreak at a turkey farm north of Louth.

Waste

Find your tip opening times and bin collection dates over the festive period

16 December 2016 | Updated: 10 January 2017

When and where to get rid of your Christmas and New Year waste.

Rex the puppy

Don't fund illegal dog dealers this Christmas

16 December 2016 | Updated: 16 December 2016

If you’re thinking of buying a puppy, Lincolnshire Trading Standards advise you to make sure it’s from a reputable breeder.

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Wash it up: can you help us keep recycling clean in 2017?

16 December 2016 | Updated: 10 January 2017

The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership is asking residents to help support clean recycling by putting food waste in the waste bin and rinsing food packaging before recycling.

Fen Bridge

Repairs to Fen Bridge over River Welland to start on 4 January 2017

14 December 2016 | Updated: 16 January 2017

The concrete bridge on the B1166, known locally as the Gravel Causeway, over the River Welland, near Crowland will be refurbished in the New Year, with works expected to last up to eight weeks.

Food in schools kitchen at Toynton All Saints Primary

National Good Food Awards for schools

14 December 2016

Lincolnshire primary schools have been recognised for their commitment to preparing and serving healthy fresh school lunches.

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